Project name
Location
Design
Study area
Client


Suvela urban renewal, preliminary plan
Suvela, Espoo
2012
3ha (gross floor area 45 000 m2)
Espoo city

The 70ís suburb is Suvela has a poor image and native Finns are increasingly moving out from the area. We connected the study area to nearby Espoon keskus center with a new pedestrian bridge encouraging light traffic instead of private car. Parking that used to dominate city scape is hidden under green courtyard decks. Space structure is more defined and owner-occupied flats are added to balance the social structure as well. Special attention was paid to encourage the sense of community on the area.